Do sustainability professionals strategize in the woods?

December 19, 2017 by  
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Three days in the hills with thought leaders deepened inspiration from the “in-between” spaces over a challenging year.

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This metric challenges companies to reuse ‘waste’ energy

December 19, 2017 by  
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A primer on energy reuse effectiveness, another way to measure data center power consumption.

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Atmospheric 1950s home renovated as a school facilitates self-guided education

June 22, 2016 by  
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The building sits in a residential neighborhood with strict building regulations that forced the architects to stick to acceptable geometry and materials. It is designed to become a “third teacher” with a flexible learning environment . Using a design strategy that accentuates fluidity, the architects created a variety of spaces and established the connection between interior and exterior spaces. Related: The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China In order to comply with building regulations and still come up with an interesting design solution, the team used standard materials in an interesting way. This attitude resulted in a configuration of different scales and sequences of folds and patterns . They also integrated the existing 1950s pitched roof into the design to facilitate solar energy and rainwater harvesting . + Scalar Architecture Photos by Miguel de Guzmán

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Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking

April 25, 2014 by  
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Beverly Hills has become the latest city in the United States and the first city in California to ban hydraulic fracturing — the controversial practice of blasting a mix of water and chemicals into shale rock to extract natural gas. The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to ban fracking. Anti-fracking activists accuse the natural gas industry of contaminating groundwater and drinking water, contributing to climate change through methane gas flaring and causing earthquakes among other concerns. Read the rest of Beverly Hills Becomes First California City to Ban Fracking Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beverly Hills , California , earthquakes , fracking , fracking ban , hydraulic fracturing , natural gas , Pollution , water issues

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Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea

October 18, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Cedar-Clad, Green-Roofed Villa Topoject Emerges from the Hills Near Seoul, Korea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AND (Architecture of Novel Differentiation) , green architecture , green roofed home , korean architecture , Sustainable buildings , underground building , underground residences , Villa Topoject

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Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills

May 15, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Aerodynamic Tierra Patagonia Hotel in Chile Blends with the Hills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aerodynamic shape , andes mountains , Architecture , Chile , chilean design , eco-tourism , lenga wood , local natural materias , stone , Sustainable Materials , Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa , Torres del Paine

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Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere

May 3, 2012 by  
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Mozilla , the nonprofit tech company behind the ubiquitous Firefox web browser, recently announced that it will branch out and open a new office in downtown San Francisco later this summer. To reflect an atmosphere of transparency, the new workspace, designed by San Francisco-based architecture firm  MKThink , is a wide open space with no private offices. The new 15,000-square-foot office is located in the Hills Plaza complex in San Francisco’s South of Market district, and it will provide work area for 125 staff members. Read the rest of Mozilla’s New Corporate Offices in San Francisco Create a Collaborative Atmosphere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bay area , California , Firefox , interior design , MK Think , Moxilla , office design , office space , real estate , San Francisco , tech , tech companies

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Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut

May 3, 2012 by  
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Williams-Sonoma – a company typically known for sleek interior wares – just expanded into the “agrarian” frontier by launching a line of uber-cool homes for chickens ! It’s not often you see photos of chickens that look as healthy, happy, and free-to-roam as the birds enjoying these stylish modern coops . Read the rest of Williams-Sonoma Rolls Out High-End Chicken Coops in Agrarian Product Debut Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agrarian designs , chicken coop , garden eco design , green design , mobile chicken house , sustainable design , Williams-Sonoma

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Human-Powered Snow Vehicle Zips You Over Hills In Silence

December 10, 2010 by  
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Images via The Design Blog Dashing through the snow…on a human-powered sleigh…over the hills we go…laughing all the way.

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How To Make Your Space Feel Larger: Glass Bathrooms

December 10, 2010 by  
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images credit aat+makoto yokomizo architects TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste on less money, but with more design. He calls it “LifeEdited.” You can help: Enter the LifeEdited design competition and win up to $70,000 in prizes and the opportunity to design the apartment! You really need to have a life edited to live in these tiny Japanese apartments designed by

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